I just figured out I could retweet myself.
Late to the party.
I won’t lie. I played around with it a bit, hovering over those double arrows, clicking them, unclicking them, and generally goofing around.
My first thought, before I played, was: “That’s weird. Why would I do that?”
My second thought was: “I wish Twitter would introduce some useful new features.” (Ahem. Edit button.)
It went downhill from there:
“Hee-hee. I wonder if I’ll get a notification from myself that I got an RT from myself.”
“Where would it come from?”
“What would it say? ‘You retweeted you!’ or ‘You really think you’re something special to RT your own tweet, you humble fool.’”
But, then, I got to thinking about how I use my Twitter account.
As I’ve mentioned, I mine my own tweets for future short stories and flash. So it might be kinda cool to revisit a piece of micro fiction and have it show up on the timeline of someone who missed it.
Then again, I could just pin it or copy and paste it into a new tweet… So, I guess, I’m back to my first reaction. Retweeting yourself is weird.
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Do you retweet yourself? Did you know you could retweet yourself? Do you find any benefits to retweeting yourself that I’m completely missing? Did you notice how I just like saying ‘retweet yourself’ because I’m immature and find it amusing?